It may sound crazy to talk about fishing in the midst of a polar vortex; but it's supposed to be 52 degrees this Saturday, according to the 5-day forecast. (Ohio, am I right?)
Round here, that makes it steelhead weather.
Lake County is one of the best places to catch steelhead in the state. The Chagrin and Grand Rivers both receive more than 90,000 yearlings annually.
But catching steelhead can be difficult for novice or even the experienced angler. Consequently, the Gander Mountain and Mentor Public Library are teaming for a seminar on the fly fishing steelhead this Thursday at the library’s Main Branch.
The experts from Gander Mountain will talk about the best places to find steelhead, what baits and lures work best, and offer some inside tips on making the most of the season. They will also go over the basics of fly fishing with gear and demonstrations.
The seminar is free and open to the public. However, people are asked to register beforehand. They can do so by calling the library at (440) 255-8811 ext. 214 or by visiting the library's website.
Mentor Public Library and the Gander Mountain in Mentor have been holding programs for hunting and outdoor enthusiasts since 2002. In the last two years, the experts from Gander Mountain have talked about urban deer hunting, the safe way to deep fry a turkey, fishing from a kayak and much more.
And they're not done. The library and Gander Mountain will continue the outdoor series in 2014.
They will have seminars on Lake Erie fishing, grilling, camping and tailgating later next year. All of those talks are free and open to anyone.